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Three short talks by PhD students – 25th Jan

You are invited to three short talks by PhD students about their research. Wednesday 25 January, 13.30 – 15.00  in the Open Space on the first floor of Righton Frances Williams – Devolution: arts and health as a social movement Sophie Wood – Clothing, materiality and value in ordinary people’s treasured garments Qasim Shaheen – Performing love through autoportraiture and autofiction Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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Three additional Research Development Programme workshops

We are repeating three of last term’s Wednesday Workshops in the Researcher Development Programme. This is for students who began in January, but any student at any point in their research is very welcome to attend. 1 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space Research ethics and the RD1 ethics form. With John Spencer                     8 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space Towards the RD1 and getting organised With Jim Aulich and Sam Colling                          15 Feb 10.00 – 11.30 Righton open space The literature and practice review With Philip Sykas   Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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Four short talks by PhD students – 18th Jan

You are invited to four short talks by PhD students about their research. Wednesday 18th January, 13.30 – 15.00 in the Open Space on the first floor of Righton Mor Cohen – Wall and Tower. ‘Artivist’ practices in contemporary Israel Bob Dickinson – How can critical writing add value to the wider contemporary visual art milieu? Philippa Jackson – A critical exploration into creative pattern cutting methods Charlotte Moroney – Design and development of sports apparel with auxetic materials. There will be four more on 25th January, same time and place, details to follow. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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Human Sciences Seminar – 19th January

‘Leibniz’s Consilium Aegyptiacum [Egyptian Plan]’  Thursday 19 January, 17:00-18:30 Geoffrey Manton Building GM 223 Due to a clash on 15 December between the Faculty Christmas Party and the Human Sciences Seminar, we have decided to (re-) run the HSS seminar featuring our very own Dr Lloyd Strickland this coming Thursday 19 January. Abstract: At the end of 1671 and start of 1672, while in the service of the Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Leibniz composed his Egypt Plan, which sought to persuade Louis XIV to invade Egypt. Leibniz presented the plan not only as a great colonial and mercantile project, but also ...

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Research-Online Drop-in & Web-Tech ‘121’ Sessions – start 18th January 2017

For anyone interested in setting up and structuring a practice blog and/or online research journal and sharing approaches with and getting feedback from other PGRs in an informal, supportive environment there’s now a lunchtime (12.15-1.15pm) Research-Online ’drop-in’ from 18th January 2017 ’til end of Spring term, First Floor of the Righton Building. There’s no fixed agenda – the group will decide how to use time to best effect. Bring your laptop and some lunch and share and find about how other PGRs are using the Web, Social Media and other Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help structure, document and disseminate their ...

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The Omni-tasking Academic: Professor Berthold Schoene

Professor Berthold Schoene: The Omni-tasking Academic Wednesday 18th January, 2pm-3pm GM222 This fascinating and inspirational talk is delivered by Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate Dean (Research) and provides you with an insightful look into what it takes to be a successful academic.  Professor Schoene will cover publishing, bidding, conferences, public engagement, higher education politics and more. *Please note that the time has changed from the brochure. To book onto the talk, please email Kate Johnson at k.johnson@mmu.ac.uk Kate Johnson Post Graduate Student Experience Tutor Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Gary Spicer – Necessitating My Alliance

An exposition by Gary Spicer of recent PhD by practice research A Meditation on the Plaszow Concentration Camp in Krakow January 11th-19th 2017 Private view and readings: Thursday, January 19th at 6pm In the Grosvenor Gallery (adjacent to the Holden), Manchester Metropolitan University

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GLUT: IMAGES, INFORMATION & EXCESS

You are invited to the preview event for our upcoming exhibition Glut: Images, Information and Excess, on Friday 13th January, 17:30 – 19:30pm. Please find information on the exhibition flyer below, and further details can be found on the Holden Gallery website.

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Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students – Professor Julie Scott Jones

Inaugural Lecture Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT) Geoffrey Manton LT2, M15 6LL Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-julie-scott-jones-inaugural-lecture-tickets-28256078692?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTEzMjM0MTQvYi5zY2hvZW5lQG1tdS5hYy51ay8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001 This lecture will be preceded by a wine reception from 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. Quantitative methods is oft identified as a ‘hard to learn’ subject due to its numerical and technical content.   Therefore, students often struggle to engage with quantitative methods, which they easily stereotype as ‘maths’ and ‘irrelevant’ to their wider studies.  However, in this lecture Professor Scott Jones will examine some of the ...

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